Movers and Shakers Week of 01.15.18
East West Partners Announces Key Personnel Changes in the Denver Office
East West Partners, a Colorado-based developer devoted to building, selling, and managing high-quality real estate, announced this week two key personnel updates for the Denver office. The updates include: the promotion of Ryan Stone to expand his role of director of development to include chief financial officer and the addition of Jenny Jacobs as a director of development as well. Stone’s expanded responsibilities will include overseeing all financial activities for the Denver team as well as continued involvement in managing developments for East West Partners’ Denver. In her new role, Jacobs will manage the development of The Coloradan in Union Station.
“We are thrilled to bring Jenny onto the East West Partners team and to promote Ryan into the position of director of development and CFO,” said Amy Cara, managing partner at East West Partners in Denver. “This is an exciting time for Denver real estate and we are confident both Jenny and Ryan be integral to our continued growth within the market.”
Stone has been with East West Partners since 2013, and has successfully completed the development and sale of several marquee assets in the Union Station Neighborhood. As Chief Financial Officer for the Denver office of East West Partners, Stone will manage all underwriting, financial analysis, and equity and debt placement efforts for the Denver team. In addition to these responsibilities, he will be involved in all aspects of East West Partners’ Denver holdings, including development of existing assets as well as sourcing of new opportunities. He is currently overseeing the development of 16 Chestnut, the 450k square foot office building at the base of the Millennium Bridge.
East West Partners’ newest hire, Jenny Jacobs, joins the team with an extensive background in real estate, having served in positions at Amstar, Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital in New York. Jacobs was responsible for underwriting, acquisition, asset management and disposition of multifamily, condominium, industrial, office, retail, and hospitality properties. She graduated with a B.A. in economics from Harvard University, and has completed IPO and M&A and financing transactions in excess of $3 billion. Jacobs is currently co-chair of the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders’ Executive Board. In her new role, she will manage the development of The Coloradan, East West Partners’ highly anticipated condominium project in Union Station, and will engage in business development for new development opportunities.
Jake Gilmore Honored at Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Awards
President and CEO of Gilmore Construction, Jake Gilmore was presented with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Award Celebrating Content of Character for his service to the community and commitment to Denver youth. This award honors individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations for their social responsibility in adhering to the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Dr. King’s principles have had a profound impact on Jake and how his responsibility is greater than one, it is a responsibility to all.” said Edweena Gilmore, executive vice president “Jake works with our youth to encouraging and inspire them to explore STEM-based programs, and introduce them to what their future could be. He instills into them that one day, they could be engineers in construction, build great buildings in their community and become leaders in industry for their own generation and lay the foundation for future generations.”
Gilmore has long supported community based non-profit organizations supporting the enrichment of minority and small businesses as well as organizations that address community poverty, homelessness and educational disparities for children in Denver and Africa over the years. He is on the board of Venture Prep, Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce, HCC Contractors Academy and is actively involved with the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientist (CABPES) Junior Engineers, and Tomorrow’ Scientist (JETS) program.
Gilmore was among seven distinguished award recipients at the 33rd annual luncheon held on Friday, January 12, 2018. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Awards were founded Wilma J. Webb and in 1986 she hosted the first Business Social Responsibility Awards luncheon.
Gilmore Construction was established in 1997 and has risen to become known in the industry for their high standards and reliability, and for creating the best possible construction experiences and outcomes for their clients. Gilmore is also one of Colorado’s largest minority-owned, commercial construction companies. They specialize in design/build, pre-construction and construction.
CBRE Welcomes Casey Grosscope as a Vice President with Advisory & Transactions Services in Denver
CBRE announced that Casey Grosscope has joined its Denver office as a Vice President with Advisory & Transaction Services. Most recently an Associate Director with Newmark Knight Frank in Denver, Mr. Grosscope will specialize in occupier services for new and existing CBRE clients around the world.
“With his entire career focused solely on supporting commercial real estate occupiers, Casey brings both a passion for that side of the business and an analytical, corporate-minded focus that
allows him to connect companies with their ideal spaces here in Colorado and across the globe,” said Pete Schippits, senior managing director and Market Leader for CBRE in Colorado.
Over the length of his career, Mr. Grosscope has executed over 1 million sq. ft. of transactions exclusively for occupiers of commercial space. He has worked with clients across a range of industries, including oil and gas, architecture, engineering and manufacturing.
At CBRE, Mr. Grosscope will work alongside Ty Ritchie, Doug Bakke, Lee Diamond and Todd Papazian, who were named Top Office Broker Team of the Year by NAIOP’s Colorado chapter
“It’s exciting to join CBRE and be part of a market-leading group of professionals. From day one I could see that this company is different. From its global reach to its broad range of services and top-of- the-line technology resources, CBRE truly stands out as a world-class organization,” said Mr. Grosscope.
Prior to his tenure with Newmark Knight Frank, where he worked in Global Corporate Services, Mr. Grosscope was part of Transwestern’s Tenant Advisory Services. He received his Bachelor of Science in International Affairs from the University of Colorado.